Joe Hams It Up

Melissa dishes on her fan-filled photo shoot and Joe's Sizzle Tan billboard.

Hi everyone! Hope you’re enjoying your last month of summer! It’s going by so fast. I've been spending a lot of time down the shore with the kids and Joe. This is my favorite time of year. I just want to remind everyone that the boardwalk is open and the Jersey shore is back in business. Please get down there before the summer is over and support the local businesses! Get to the beach, restaurants, and have a cheese steak. Joe and I have been making memories down there all summer with kids, and it’s the best! Tweet me pics if you go!
 
How amazing is it to see our whole family together? The kids running up to each other puts a huge smile on my face. It’s such a beautiful thing to be able to have Sunday dinners together and really enjoy one another's company. Antonia and Milania are priceless together! That’s all I ever wanted; just to see the kids happy and see Joe and Teresa happy and be able to have all our children at one dinner table.

The Sizzle Tan photo shoot was hysterical! Joe is such a HAM! He loves himself, LOL… I can't take him with the pecs and the pushups! How about that hottie he was with? OMG if that was me, I would never hear the end of it. And to top it all off, he stole my line and said it wrong! The correct saying is, "Why are you gonna go out for a burger when you have filet mignon at home?" Where the hell did he get hot dog from?! Anyway, it made me laugh and he looks great on that billboard! I'm definitely a lucky gal. Things had been good with Teresa and I, so I decided to pass on doing the billboard with him. I really wasn't sure if she would even care or not, but things were so fresh and just getting better that I was absolutely not going to take any chances! I think they both looked great doing it!
 
As far as the situation with Jacqueline and Teresa goes, they have been friends for a long time and you can tell they don’t want to let go of their friendship. I don’t want to get involved in their relationship, but I will say that the reason Teresa and Joe didn't speak for over a year had nothing to do with Jacqueline. It was so beyond that. I know Teresa knows that, and I know that Jacqueline was extremely frustrated getting the blame. That’s a huge weight to put on someone’s shoulders. Let’s see if those two can work it out!
I loved going out with Rosie and the gang. We had so much fun that night! I was hysterical watching her talk to Ellen. She kept going on and on. You have to admit, Rosie makes for some great TV! Her nerves were making me laugh, it was so cute! How did you like my rapping skills?! Ha! You didn't know I had that in me, did you? When things are good with family and I see my husband happy, I'm able to just relax and be me. I always try to see the best in everyone and just have a good time. You only live once and I believe the more the merrier and the happier the better! YOLO!
I'm so happy you got to see my photo shoot for Love Italian Style! More fan, more fan!!! Of course you heard me every time I said the word fan! The fan just makes everything better. I swear! It was a long day and long shoot, and the shot I thought was going to be the cover is! Check it out on my website melissagorga.com and be sure to pre-order Love Italian Style! I'm proud of this book and know you are going to love it!
 
Thank you for always supporting our family through the good times and bad. What you’re watching now is good, and I smiled the whole time I watched this episode!
 
Check out my NY/NJ/CT book signings on my website. I have signings throughout the tri-state area in September and more dates and areas are coming soon!
 
Love to all of you.
xoxo,
Melissa

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